PART A: Four Step Process (25 marks)
Students will be provided a case study about which they will be required to construct a coherent and logical legal
argument using the four step approach. The assignment will require students to apply relevant legal concepts
and principles to analyse and solve the legal issues arising in the case study by explaining and applying their
knowledge of the legal principles and rules arising in Australian legal system:Topic three to five inclusive.
Please note also that the information contained in the course materials (the Source Book computer based
tutorials and seminar materials) are sufficient when completing your assignments. It is not necessary to
research beyond these materials for the purpose of completing assignments.
Students are assessed on their ability to explain and apply their knowledge of the relevant principles and rules of
law using the four step process. Briefly that process is:
1. Identify the legal issue
2. Explain the relevant rule/s of law using authority: cases and/or legislation
3. Apply the law to the facts
4. Reach a conclusionPART B: Short Answer (5 marks)
One short answer question worth 5 marks. This question will not necessarily relate to the case study. Part B will
examinetopic 3 inclusive.
The assignment should be a minimum of 500 words and not exceed 2500 words inclusive of both questions (i.e.
2500 maximum in total). Please provide a word count on your cover sheet. A penalty of 10% will be imposed on
assignments that exceed the word limit. Markers have discretion as to whether to apply the penalty for an
additional 100 words provided the discussion remains relevant.The assignment will not be assessed if it
exceeds 3500 words and will result in a ZERO mark.